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This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2015-8-11 13:58

August 11, 2015


Beijing: China has ordered 120 songs to be pulled from the Internet, including tracks titled "Don´t Want to Go to School" and "All Must Die" because they promoted obscenity, violence or "incited law-breaking", authorities said.


No individual or organisation is allowed to provide the songs, which "trumpeted obscenity, violence, crime or harmed social morality", the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on Monday.


Most of the blacklisted tunes were by unknown singers or bands but had striking titles, including "No Money No Friend" and "Suicide Diary", a list attached to the statement showed.


The list provided "specific targets for Internet organisations´ self-censorship", the ministry said, adding companies should "remove the products accurately, be aware of the bottom line and improve their service".


Anyone who does not comply "will be punished severely according to the law", it said.

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Best leave my Ipod at home then

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Did the Dream Police get pulled as well?

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This post was edited by BoMiller at 2015-8-11 19:15

Skyfall must be on the list also....as is the Edelwise

It must also be noted the world favourite "Fure Elise" has been unofficially declared a Dead Song. The movement has been used in almost every Chinese business and community as an elevator awareness--or door alarm leaving it's beauty and colourful movement shredded from overuse.

Otherwise known as
Bagatelle in A minor by Beethovan can now be offically considered deceased in China.
Thank You China.
Another masterpeice hits the dust.

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BoMiller Post time: 2015-8-11 18:49
Skyfall must be on the list also....as is the Edelwise

It must also be noted the world favourite "F ...

when in Shanghai once, the hotel showed a version of 'the Sound of Music' so 'harmonised' there was no reference to the Nazi's in it at all.

but to get back on thread
how about the David Byrne song:

'A million miles away' where there is a refrain ' I ain't gon'ta work here no more'

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Post time 2015-8-12 08:32:56 |Display all floors
harmful or disgusting?   i  think they are disgusting, not harmful.

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The next thing you know it will be illegal to threaten the life of the president in the USA....
no wait.. that has been against the law for years and years.

A government not only as a right to protect society, it has an obligation.
It's good to see China accepting this obligation while the US constitution makes this almost impossible.
It's considered "artistic license" to write a song about killing your father and raping your mother in the west.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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